Time: 3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
Commentators: Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Jamie Erdahl
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The good news for the Texas A&M Aggies is that they’re a good team. And that’s before Jimbo Fisher has really gotten his recruits in there and even in a loss they were impressive against the Clemson Tigers. Kellen Mond has come a long way in one year and College Station should be excited about the future of this program. Maybe, just maybe in the near future, they can finally reach the SEC Championship Game.
Okay. We have we settled in to the fact that Aggie fans should be excited... alright, good. Things might get ugly this weekend. Before the Ole Miss game, we hadn’t really seen Alabama be tested. Then they went out to Oxford and smacked around the Rebels. Part of me thinks Nick Saban will never forget 2014 and 2015. They dominated a talented offense and made A.J. Brown, widely regarded as the best receiver in the SEC, a non-factor. Ole Miss had one play all game and that was it. A&M’s offense might have trouble moving the ball although I expect them to be a tad bit better then Ole Miss in that department.
Now you may be thinking A&M’s offense looked pretty solid against a good Clemson defense and while that may be true. Clemson’s offense is still figuring itself off. I’m afraid the Flying Death Machine has a much better offense then Clemson. Tua Tagovailoa has been slinging the ball all over the yard and they lead the nation in scoring offense averaging almost 57 points per game. It’s not fair, honestly. Their running game game is strong again with Najee Harris and Damien Harris power running behind another dominant Alabama offensive line.
There are only so many words I can think to bluntly say Alabama will probably roll in this game. If they don’t, I will gladly eat crow. It would mean the Tide aren’t invincible and maybe another team has a chance at a title. If A&M can run the ball effectively and keep Tua on the sideline, they can keep it close and an upset can happen. This esteemed journalist doesn’t see it happening. ‘Bama rolls on to next week as they cover the 27-point spread and wins 45-14.